Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

Catch me on NPR’s Talk of the Nation

I’ll be on NPR’s Talk of the Nation today (February 28) at roughly 2:40pm eastern, talking about time and my Wall Street Journal article, “Are you as busy as you think?” You can call the show at (800) 989-8255. Thanks for listening!… read more »

Book writing in the age of blogs

Books are an old-fashioned medium, much like albums. In the iTunes era, the album model has increasingly struggled, and these days each single needs to stand on its own. I imagine this will happen with books via the ebook revolution soon. Right now, if you want chapter 1 of one of my books, I can make you buy chapter 8. In the future, you’ll be able to see that whi… read more »

Why retire?

The markets have been rallying since October, slowly building a cushion around shaken nest eggs. That sounds like good news for baby boomers approaching retirement age. With 401ks bolstered by a bull run, the question of at what age people can afford to retire no longer returns an answer of “never” on financial advisors’ handy calculators. But here… read more »

Round-up: Picasso and 98 things

It’s been a big week here, and we have a lot of new readers. I hope you’ll stick around! Every Friday I do a round-up of my writing from elsewhere (mostly my gig with CBS MoneyWatch), plus media mentions of me or my books, and other cool stuff from around the web. As a reminder, you can subscribe to my newsletter to get a once-a-month email featuring an… read more »

The equivalent of making your bed

I’ve mentioned The Happiness Project several times on this blog over the past two years (I enjoyed the book quite a bit — and I usually don’t enjoy memoirs). Gretchen Rubin’s tale of working to be happier is not particularly prescriptive. But when she did interviews, people wanted tips. What can I do to be happier right now? So she complied, and on… read more »